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Ursula von der Leyen in her opening speech
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The New European Bauhaus festival brought together European decision-makers and experts in cross-sectoral sustainable development

Aalto University participated in the New European Bauhaus Festival with its sustainable construction exhibition, Time out! Rethinking construction.
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Aalto’s art & design ranks in the top 10 globally

Aalto University also ranked in the top 100 in five other subjects in the prestigious QS ranking
Two men dressed in dark clothes sit in the middle of furniture they have designed
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Designs created by aaltonians on display at the Milan furniture fair

An Italian designer and a Japanese architect are presenting their collaboration, inspired by the Finnish culture, at the "Salone del Mobile" in Milan in April. Other design projects from Aalto are on display at the INTERDEPENDENCE exhibition.
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Professor of Practice Pia Hannukainen: ‘I believe in the power of design also in the future’

Hannukainen believes that it is important for companies to secure skilled designers and for graduates to have sufficient skills for working life.
Tuomas Auvinen Photo: Mikko Raskinen
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Can creativity be measured, managed and thus grow a business? Researchers join forces with Finnish companies

The Creative Leap research project, funded by Business Finland, aims to make creativity visible in business.
Two students on Aalto Campus
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Surge in the number of applicants to Aalto University in national joint application

13 500 applied to bachelor’s programmes in Finnish and Swedish

The Long Read by Aalto ARTS

Longform stories, in-depth features and profiles, data visualizations and more coming up - enjoy our webmag!

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Creativity Unfolded

Aalto University’s blog series Creativity Unfolded focuses on insights linked to creativity in a multitude of ways. Topics include design, technology, media, architecture, film, games, art theory and more. Read and join the conversation.

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Aalto student – New Student Guide replaces Into

Into.aalto.fi has been migrated to the Aalto.fi site, and the new Student Guide contains information and news for students

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Equality and diversity at the School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Aalto University is committed to promoting diversity, equality and non-discrimination in all its activities. We aim to provide a non-discriminatory, gender-equal and accessible environment in which employees and students with diverse backgrounds and duties receive equal treatment and are free to participate without discrimination in university activities.

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Professor Marco Steinberg behind his desk

Professor Marco Steinberg: ’We need to change, and we need to do it now’

Professor of Practice in Strategic and Industrial Design says that the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change, won’t be addressed by tinkering at the edges of today’s solutions but rather require a more fundamental redesign.

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Henrika Yliriskun väitös taidekasvatuksen alalta tarkastettiin Aalto-yliopistossa maaliskuussa 2021.

‘Environmental art education should address the problem of human-centeredness’

‘I claim’ series presents our researchers and the results of their work. Henrika Ylirisku researches the premises of environmental art education.

News
Man in sunny winter cityscape

Aarni Kapanen illustrates Dudes & Feelings podcasts

Fighting toxic masculinity with a podcast and the help of Visual Communication Design.

News
Julia Lohmann's Department of Seaweed at WEF. Photo: Mikko Raskinen

Julia Lohmann: ‘We know too much and do too little’

Lohmann’s magnificent seaweed pavilion won the sustainable design category for Dezeen Awards 2020.

News
Karin Krokfors, kuva: Sanna Lehto

'We must look to the past, for a lesson in designing buildings for the future'

Architect Karin Krokfors says buildings should be designed to be adaptable over time. And that history holds plenty of examples for us to study.

News
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Building interdisciplinary connections through a new joint position

This September will be a start of building a new connection between disciplines as Sebastian Schlecht takes on the position as the professor of practice in Sound in Virtual Reality.

News

Aalto Art and Design Cases

Aalto Design Cases is a platform for activity-based creativity and practice-based research in the Aalto School of Arts, Design and Architecture.

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Nyang'oro Girls Dormitory, a project by Hollmén Reuter Sandman

Prominent art at Aalto University

Aalto University promotes visibility and impact of art and creativity both in society and at our own campus. Aalto University uses one percent of building costs to fund art.

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Dipoli artworks

Events

Kuva Veripalvelun sivuilta We are lifesavers
Other

Blood donation in Dipoli

Finnish Red Cross Blood Service will organize a blood donation
DMPs: on-site workshop
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

Data Management Plans: On-site workshop for researchers, Apr 18, 2024

Learn about writing a DMP in this in-person workshop with Information Specialist Lucie Hradecká and Data Agent Enrico Glerean.
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Public defences

Public defence from the Department of Art and Media, MFA Jaana Okulov

Quantifying Qualia – Aesthetic Machine Attention in Resisting the Objectifying Tendency of Thought (title of the thesis)
How to share research data: Examples from engineering and human sciences
Lectures and seminars, Staff trainings, Support for teams, Training to support research

How to Share Research Data: Examples from engineering and human sciences, Apr 23, 2024

Learn about sharing research data with Data Agent Clemens Icheln and Information Specialist Laura Mure.
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